Child vaccinations down across the country amid coronavirus fears

ABC News

By: John Santucci, Katherine Faulders, Olivia Rubin, Jay Bhatt, and Allison Pecorin

As many as 20 states across the country are reporting a rapid decrease in the number of children receiving their routine vaccinations over the past few months, according to a nationwide survey conducted by ABC News.

Joan Alker, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, warned the drop in vaccinations might lead to “mini epidemics” of other childhood diseases, such as measles. “And this fall, it will be critical to ensure that kids and adults get flu shots when another wave of COVID is expected,” Alker added.

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